Step 6: The method
level of the mixture and place the plunger on the top and gently press down.
Now carefully place the mould in place on the press without letting the base plate falling out.
And the load spreading plate if it not fixed to the press, i used on load plate at first and the plywood finally split in 2.
Press the mould until water stop running out, if you you slack of and press again only foam should press out, its just about right at this stage.
To remove the brick from the press I turn it upside down and use the rack in the press in the
up position to tap the plunger out and this forces out the brick.
Once you get the hang of things you can press a brick about ever 30 - 40 seconds, a full trug makes on average about 15 bricks.
The press needs to be clamped down to the work surface , I have the press mounted to a work bench, the bench is weighed down with 4 12" concrete blocks. the work bench is not coping well with the pressure and is now just about goosed, i need to build a very solid bench just for the press.